Road watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, […]

LaBelle native opens public relations company

LABELLE — On Wednesday, Jan. 16, LaBelle native Bianca Ross opened Story Media Group, based in LaBelle. Story Media Group will provide businesses with a local option for their public relations, digital marketing and communication needs. Story Media Group is a full-service public relations consulting agency whose mission is to help businesses develop and tell […]

Red tide fed by runoff into river and car exhaust

Nitrates from fertilizer were a major contributor to last summer’s red tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and car exhaust may also play a role, according to research conducted by Florida Gulf Coast University. Red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a naturally occurring, microscopic algae called Karenia brevis. This algae produces brevetoxins that can kill […]

Boil water notice for Port LaBelle areas

LABELLE – January 22, 2019  – A boil water notice is currently in effect for Country Village and the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Port LaBelle. Water users in this area are advised to bring drinking water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption. The notice is effective immediately […]

Cold wind chills expected Sunday night

A cold front will push through Sunday, Jan. 20, bringing much colder temperatures for the start of next week. At this point, frost and freezing temperatures are not expected. Hendry and Glades counties will be the low 30s for about three hours Sunday night/Monday morning. A wind chill advisory may be needed.  

Road watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.   • SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: ( Maintenance permit project) Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through […]

Pearl Mae scholarship applications available

The Pearl Mae Foundation gives annual scholarships to Clewiston High School students who want to pursue careers in health care or first responder fields to help support the increased demands of the growing senior population. The founder of Pearl Mae Foundation, Pearl Mae Kridler, was a Clewiston native and all of her children and grandchildren […]

LCB meeting set Jan. 30

MOORE HAVEN — Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Glades County Department of Health, 1021 Health Park Drive. Share your comments on your transportation needs and the services provided by the Community Transportation Coordinator, Good Wheels. For further information contact Marybeth Soderstrom, Heartland Regional […]

Hendry shifts to watchfulness on code enforcement

CLEWISTON — After digesting a comprehensive update on staff’s recent focus toward putting some teeth into Hendry County code enforcement, a majority of the county commissioners seemed almost ready to go with a different approach after they’d spent an hour talking about it on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at City Hall here. Except that with a […]

Hendry shifts to watchfulness on code enforcement

CLEWISTON — After digesting a comprehensive update on staff’s recent focus toward putting some teeth into Hendry County code enforcement, a majority of the county commissioners seemed almost ready to go with a different approach after they’d spent an hour talking about it on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at City Hall here. Except that with a […]